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Corporate America is raking in fat profits. Will it last?


Corporate America is growing practically nonstop thanks to massive tax cuts and a booming economy.Already fat profits at S&P 500 companies are on...

U.S. unemployment fell to 3.9% in July

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The nation's unemployment rate fell to 3.9% and the economy added 157,000 jobs in July, the Labor Department said Friday.

Amazon HQ2 bid is already paying off for some cities


Birmingham, Alabama's bid for Amazon's second headquarters wasn't enough to take first place, but it did earn the city its first fulfillment center from the tech giant.

Survey: CT residents more upbeat about economy, business growth

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut residents are becoming more optimistic about the state's economy, and job and business environment, according to a new survey.

CRT's Baisden works to see young Hartford residents thrive

Sean Teehan |

We're in the thick of the seasonal summer employment season and that's music to the ears and heart of Cynthia Baisden.

How the US economy is doing now in four charts


While he was on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump promised to grow the country's economy by more than 4% per year, a rate not seen since the mid-2000s.

U.S. economy grows at fastest pace since 2014


The U.S. economy roared into high gear in the spring, growing at the fastest pace in almost four years.

Developer wants to build 92 single-family homes in Bristol

Sean Teehan |

Connecticut's pace of new home construction has slowed in recent years but that's not stopping a development company from plotting a major housing project in Bristol.

Why investors shouldn't worry about rising rates


The Federal Reserve is expected to keep raising short-term interest rates this year — and the bond market has taken notice.The yield on the...

Feds: CT's 1Q economic uptick No. 23 in U.S.

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's economy showed encouraging growth during the first quarter of 2018 ranking 23rd in the nation, according to federal officials.

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